It’s beautiful out today. This is even nicer considering the amount of rain we’ve had here for the past few weeks (a lot). So, we went for a walk, ran an errand and played at a playground. It was really enjoyable and relaxing. I appreciated being able to walk with my boys without the pressure of a timeline bearing down on me.
On the way home from the playground, I found myself thinking about some comments from last Friday’s post, about how my baby has gotten so big so quickly (he really has). That got me thinking about how everyone says that, before you know it, your kids are all grown up.
There’s a saying in Pirkei Avos 1:14 it says
“If not now, when?”
Most of the time I’m busy with clothing, feeding, cleaning and managing my children and when I’m not doing that, I’m trying to find ways to occupy them so that I can get various other things accomplished. So when am I enjoying them? If it’s really true that they are going to be grown-ups soon, then I should probably take the time to enjoy them
So I’m going to go do that. Right after I take a nap.
- Torah Tuesdays: Even when you don’t feel like it (lifeinthemarriedlane.com)
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3 thoughts on “Torah Tuesdays: Do it now”
Too true. My eldest is 15. Time has flown by. I still enjoy him, but in a different way. There is nothing like the preschool days! My baby is 15 months old and 6 years younger than his next sibling. This gap and my corresponding age increase :) add up to me taking more time to enjoy this little one. Life is still frantic, probably more so than ever, but the moments are precious.
Have a great nap – and enoy your boys!
It sounds like you have a good perspective. Good luck with those kids!
You are SO right.
Time flies by so fast – it’s important to just enjoy the moment. Even the hectic ones. Cuz one day you’ll look back and miss the time you had with your little ones, when they grow up and get bigger.
Take an extra minute each day to look at your children with a step back and enjoy the nachas and pleasure you have in the stage of life they’re in. They’re growing and learning so fast!!